The President of the United States Donald trump believes that the use of the army to suppress mass protests don’t have to. He stated on June 3 in an interview with his former press Secretary Sean Spicer, who works on TV NewsmaxTV.
“I don’t think we need to use the army],” said trump.
Protests in the US began after may 25 after a tough police detention in Minneapolis died African American George Floyd. Forensic examination confirmed that the death was caused by strangulation. The patrol suspected Floyd that he paid with a fake $ 20 bill.
On may 29, police officer Derek Shovina, which used a rear naked choke against Floyd, was arrested. 3 Jun charges forward and his three colleagueswho participated in the arrest.
Subsequently, the protests spread to almost the entire country. The authorities took the decision to bring the national guard to suppress riots in several cities.
1 Jun Donald trump has said that he can bring the armed forces to disperse the protesters, under the act of 1807. Acting Minister of defense mark Esper opposed this idea. Marine General James Mattis (he was Minister of defense from January 2017 to January 2019) stated that the order for the involvement of the army to suppress the protests would be criminal.
In clashes in nine States, killed 11 people, among them, both policemen and demonstrators.